2012 Best Nonfiction Award (Open Category)
Organized ski racing in America started near Lake Tahoe in the 1850s when gold miners rode 15-foot boards that reached speeds near 100 miles per hour.
By 1895, residents of Truckee had started the nation's first winter carnival west of the Rocky Mountains and soon built the largest ski jump in California. Today's Lake Tahoe, with significant annual snowfall, has
become home to the largest concentration of ski resorts on the continent.
Places like Mount Rose, Squaw Valley USA, Sugar Bowl, Heavenly Valley, Homewood, Sierra-at-Tahoe, Alpine Meadows, Kirkwood, Diamond Peak, and
Northstar California are internationally popular today. Skiing styles, equipment, and fashions have changed through the decades, but this book also illustrates the modern side of Tahoe's famous ski and snowboard
(128 pages with 220 historic photographs)
Endorsements for Skiing at Lake Tahoe:
"Nice job. A very, very nice addition to the historical record. Keep up the good work!"
— Dick Dorworth, member of U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame, former world speed record holder (106 mph), legendary mountaineer, noted ski coach,
and award winning journalist
"A fascinating glimpse into Lake Tahoe's rich skiing history. If you love the sport, you'll love this book."
— Bill Jensen, Squaw Valley Times publisher and producer with Around Tahoe
Autographed book for only $21.95 — includes sales tax and postage.
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